International Conservation News

The conservation news section provides the latest news from various sources on conservation, environmental science and wildlife. AFC aims to raise interest in current issues to raise awareness and promote the support of conservation.

2017/06/22 - Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced on Thursday that the bear, which has been on the endangered species list since 1975, was thriving in the region.
2017/06/20 - On International Tiger Day we look at how IUCN's tiger programme is helping humans and tigers coexist – and making sure these magnificent predators survive in the wild.  More information:  IUCN Tiger programme Work area:  Livelihoods Species Mammals Location:  Asia
2017/06/20 - The IUCN Green List builds momentum in China for effective protected and conserved areas Work area:  Protected Areas Green List Location:  China
2017/06/20 - The IUCN Green List builds momentum in China for effective protected and conserved areas More information:  IUCN Green List Work area:  Protected Areas Green List Location:  China
2017/06/19 - On World Day to Combat Desertification we look at how conserving soil biodiversity can make dryland communities more resilient to drought and other threats and prevent desertification. More information:  IUCN Global Drylands initiative Work area:  Ecosystems Drylands Location:  Global
2017/05/16 - Kigali, Rwanda – Business participation and investment in sustainable landscapes is critical for achieving inclusive green growth, according to a new report released here today at the Forest and Landscape Investment Forum.   Links:  Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative IUCN SUSTAIN-Africa The report - Business for Sustainable Landscapes: An Action Agenda for Sustainable Development
2017/04/27 - Officials are seeking the reason for an “unusual mortality event” that has left 41 humpback whales dead since early 2016 from North Carolina to Maine.
2017/04/27 - Scientists say that efforts to save the small porpoise in the Gulf of California have essentially failed, and some believe there may be only two or three left.
2017/04/25 - Some worry that a palm oil company’s gift to endangered Borneo orangutans distracts from a big threat to the species: deforestation by such companies.
2017/04/21 - Trump is in charge at a critical moment for keeping climate change in check. We may never recover.
2017/03/24 - A growing ferment on Twitter about the new restaurant at Montreal’s government-owned casino, and an end to a life-size cardboard cutout.
2017/03/20 - Scientists disagree about whether bringing extinct species back from the dead will result in a net loss of global biodiversity.
2017/03/18 - In some countries, endangered species are what’s for dinner. Here’s an alternative.
2017/03/17 - A British man was convicted of capturing, killing and possessing the rare Large Blue butterfly, specimens of which can command as much as $400.
2017/03/17 - In general, the large size of some prehistoric animals in comparison to their modern counterparts had to do with evolutionary opportunity.
2017/03/13 - Drones seemed like the perfect anti-poaching tools. But deploying them has been far more difficult than conservationists had hoped.
2017/03/08 - IUCN is committed to gender equality. To support International Women's Day, the Water Programme compiled some of their most recent efforts to empower women in decisions and actions for sustainable water management. More information:  IUCN work on water Work area:  Gender Water Location:  Global
2017/03/03 - The futures of Madagascar's youth and its lemurs are intertwined. In a country where 60% of the population is under 25, widespread poverty is driving unsustainable use of natural resources such as forests and wetlands. This is placing increased pressure on the country's unique biodiversity, including its 111 lemur species. More information:  Save our Species initiative Work area:  Species Location:  Africa
2017/03/03 - The futures of Madagascar's youth and its lemurs are intertwined. In a country where 60% of the population is under 25, widespread poverty is driving unsustainable use of natural resources such as forests and wetlands. This is placing increased pressure on the country's unique biodiversity, including its 111 lemur species. More information:  Save our Species initiative Work area:  Species Location:  Africa
2017/03/03 - How is the strong resistance to eliminating gillnets contributing to the vaquitas’ extinction?
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